Mount Union Criminal Justice Continues to Receive Top Recognitions

October 06, 2017

Crime OfficeALLIANCE, Ohio – The criminal justice program at the University of Mount Union has had a busy 2017 earning numerous recognitions and high rankings from collegiate evaluators.

This innovative program is led by faculty with years of in-depth experience from multiple industries, something that is shown throughout the continued development of the program. 

In September, the program was ranked first in Ohio, sixth in the Great Lakes region and eighth in the nation as a best value in College Facutal’s 2018 rankings. College Factual also ranked the program sixth in Ohio for quality and 18th in the Great Lakes region for highest paid graduates. 

These honors reflect the hard work of the criminal justice faculty to build a foundation for student success both in the classroom and through hands-on learning opportunities. 

“We have a core group of faculty who come from a practical and professional background,” said Dr. Andy Bain, director of criminal justice studies at Mount Union. “They know the field and they know the importance of applying education in a way that will not only see students achieve their greatest potential academically, but also as community leaders.”  

Last week, the program received another high ranking from Zippia, a national career advising group. Zippia ranked Mount Union as the sixth best college in Ohio for criminal justice majors.

“It’s hard to reach such a great position, but trying to maintain it is even harder,” Bain said about the rankings. “I expect those that interact with our students to develop them into being a top choice for interviews with any agency. I also want to know that our students are better prepared to provide the kinds of service in the community that we should be able to expect. That’s success to me.” 

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